Making a Bag Holder

Remaking sweater sleeves into bag holders #sewing #upcycle #refashion http://www.upcycledfashionista.com

I love short sleeve tops because they are so versatile.  I wear them the entire year with shorts, jeans, or skirts.  If it’s cold, I throw on a sweater or a scarf on top to complete the look.  But since I’ve been doing so many blog posts about refashioning tops into short sleeves, I thought I would do something different today.

Remember this top?

Remaking a long sleeved knit shirt into a short sleeve summer top #sewing #upcycle #refashion http://www.upcycledfashionista.com

I ended up with two sleeves. Continue reading “Making a Bag Holder”

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Remaking a Long Sleeved Knit Top

Remaking a long sleeved knit shirt into a short sleeve summer top #sewing #upcycle #refashion http://www.upcycledfashionista.com

I found this knit top during one of my thrifting store scouts.  I love the kind of pleated detail in the front, but the top itself was too big and I wanted a summer top, not a winter top.  So I decided to make it exactly what I wanted. 🙂

Remaking a long sleeved knit shirt into a short sleeve summer top #sewing #upcycle #refashion http://www.upcycledfashionista.com
Here is poor Lex modeling for me in the cold.

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Refashion a Vest Into a Feminine Ruffle Shirt

Refashion a Vest Into a Feminine Ruffle Shirt

Salvation Army had its annual 50% off day and that’s the perfect day to pick up some great finds for your refashion collection!  But I find that most people don’t head to the new section — anything with a tag still on it is marked up about 40% more than the used stuff.  At 50% off, though, it makes it worth it.  This vest is one of the things I found and today, I’m going to remake it into something better.

Refashion a Vest Into a Feminine Ruffle Shirt

I love vests but a recent fashion trend (which I STILL don’t get!!!) is not to put buttons on the vest. Um, hello, cheap manufacturing?!?!  My kids tell me “get over it” all the time, but it still bugs me.  What if I want to close up the vest and wear it over a shirt, like, um, a vest is SUPPOSED to do?  My solution to this vest, however, was to close it up permanently.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it the moment I saw it. Continue reading “Refashion a Vest Into a Feminine Ruffle Shirt”

Refashioning a Cute Striped Shirt by Adding Lace & Making It Longer

Making a Cute Striped Shirt Longer by Adding Lace

I mostly shop for things that will look good, because I’m just too lazy to follow any kind of fashion trends.  This spring, however, stripes have come back into style.  Fashionistas, get out all those great shirts and sport them this season!  See how I refashion a cute striped shirt by adding lace & making it longer >>

Making a Cute Striped Shirt Longer by Adding Lace